"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Fairplex volunteers truly make Winston Churchill’s words come to life. Our volunteer program saw a surge in participants and hours worked in 2008. The 427 L.A. County Fair volunteers – ranging from college students to senior citizens - donated 8,031 hours of their time, nearly 2,000 more than the previous year, assisting with the 103,000 school children in the FairKids Discovery Club Field Trips and acting as docents in the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. The Fairplex Garden Railroad crew gave an additional 8,652 hours during the year, maintaining the popular G-gauge railroad.